Takes me forever, seems like, to settle on a gun. I guess it's because I work hard for my dollars and when I'm about to drop 5, 6 hundred bones on something, it's kind of a big deal... Maybe some of you can identify. A little something, by the way, I just realized, that in a culture of buyers remorse without consequences, I cannot simply bring back in the box for my money back because I decided it was a really bad idea... but that's another rant. As it turns out, I couldn't be more delighted with my G19. I couldn't be more delighted, except for the fact that Glocks seem to contain the same chemical as Lays potato chips... I now have a serious problem. I've long been intrigued by IDPA, but am only now finding the opportunity to participate. A friend had kindly taken me under his wing to mentor me through the process. My thought was to outfit the 19 with holster, double mag holder, and belt. That should be sufficient, as a fledgling IDPAer, to cut my teeth and learn the ropes. It's alter identity (again, the precious dollars -- always looking for dual purpose) will be as my regular carry. I'm all but totally sold on a kydex product. (As a dual purpose to this thread, any suggestions on carry/comp gear will be welcome. My IDPA friend likes BladeTech.) I quickly realized that the lone G19 would not be enough for my little venture. For the sake of simplification, we can identify this realization with roughly the same time stamp as the moment I brought my 19 home. It felt good. Really good. But not perfect. Not imperfect in the sense of being wrong in any way, but imperfect in the sense that one is not quite whole without their soulmate. I simply hadn't bought enough Glock. I would need to remedy this. And quickly. ... Alas, they don't give the things away for free. The G19 will have to do for now. (Just for now.) The question is, What next? Almost instantly, in that magical moment of realization, I decided I would need a G17. (Bit of a 9mm fan, incedentally, and will almost certainly stick with that chambering.) I suppose what I'm really looking for is a reasoned discussion on why I would select one over the other between the basic G17 and G34. (If you happen to be of this bent, btw, if the Glock 34 is sexy, the Glock 17L is Cameron Diaz in high heels. Too bad it's not legal for IDPA. But then, Cameron never calls, either.) What say you? 17 or 34 for IDPA, and why? -S Wanna kill these ads? We can help!